Texas Parks and Wildlife 2015 Aerial Imagery Now Available

High resolution 6-inch/12-inch aerial imagery are now available from TNRIS for three areas of interest commissioned by Texas Parks & Wildlife:

Texas Parks and Wildlife contributed funds to collect the new imagery as part of the 2015 Statewide Orthoimagery Project BUY-UP option to increase pixel resolution beyond 0.5-meter.

Surdex Corp. was selected under the High Priority Imagery and Data Sets (HPIDS) state contract as the orthoimagery data provider. The TNRIS Strategic Mapping Program (StratMap) administered the project providing coordination and project management services. TNRIS also performed QA/QC for the project which included inspection of interim and final orthoimagery products.

The new orthoimagery are used by Texas Parks and Wildlife for park planning and development, general mapping, and other applications.

The new orthoimagery were acquired in 2015 on April 25 over Hueco Tanks, October 28 over Powderhorn Ranch, and November 19 over Bastrop/Hidden Pines during leaf-on conditions.

Data Access

The orthoimagery files (GeoTIFF, JPEG2000) are in the public domain. The JPEG2000s are available for direct download.

View more details in the Data Catalog Entry:

  • thumbnail of StratMap TPWD 2015 6in\1ft NC\CIR Orthoimagery data set

    Full Info StratMap TPWD 2015 6in\1ft NC\CIR Orthoimagery

    Access via:
    • Data Search & Download
    • Online Service

Acquisition Areas

View coverage areas in the interactive map below:


  • GeoTIFF and JPEG2000 DO4Q (~1 sq. mi.) image tiles
  • JPEG2000 compressed county mosaic
  • Tile index shp
  • Seamline shp
  • Metadata xmls per image tile

Product Specification

USGS Quarter Quad Breakdown

  • 6-inch pixel resolution for Bastrop/Hidden Pines
  • 12-inch pixel resolution for Hueco Tanks and Powderhorn Ranch
  • 4-band, natural color and color infrared
  • StatePlane TX Central 4203 NAD83 coordinate system for Bastrop/Hidden Pines and Hueco Tanks
  • StatePlane TX S Central 4204 NAD83 coordinate system for Powederhorn Ranch
  • Units in feet
  • DO4Q (approx. 1 sq. mi.) image tiles, 1/64th USGS 7.5-minute quadrangle

Imagery Preview

Natural Color preview of Hidden Pins Fire Burn Scar Color infra red of Hidden Pins Fire Burn Scar
Hidden Pines Fire Burn Scar SCALE 1:21000
Natural Color preview of Powderhorn Ranch Color Infrared preview of Powderhorn Ranch
Powderhorn Ranch near Port O'Connor, TX SCALE 1:18000
Natural Color preview of Hueco Tanks Color Infrared preview of Hueco Tanks
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site near El Paso, TX SCALE 1:10000

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